Prosecutors Want "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli In Jail For Threatening Hillary Clinton

by Abel Hampton September 11, 2017, 0:11
Prosecutors Want

"The government respectfully submits this motion for a bail revocation hearing, at which the government will move to revoke the defendant Martin Shkreli's bail and remand him into custody, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 3143 and 3145, because his recent public conduct demonstrates that he can not meet his post-trial burden to show, by clear and convincing evidence, that he does not pose a danger to the community".

The last straw was Shkreli offering $5,000 to anyone who would "grab" some of Clinton's hair during her book tour.

In their motion, federal prosecutors are asking a judge to revoke the former pharmaceutical executive's $5-million bond in order to take him into custody over what they say is risky public conduct. A hearing on Shkreli's bail is set for September 14.

On Thursday, Shkreli wrote, "Lol Hillary Clinton's presumptive agents are hard at work".

The government said that Shkreli, who's been a long-time critic of Hillary Clinton, has gone beyond merely posting comments on social media. Come at me with you hardest because I haven't seen anything impressive yet.

Attorneys for Martin Shkreli on Friday asked a Brooklyn federal judge to acquit him of conspiracy, following his August conviction for defrauding his hedge fund investors and scheming to manipulate the stock price of drug company Retrophin Inc., saying prosecutors misled the jury about a key element of the crime.

The post nonetheless led the U.S. Secret Service to launch an investigation and expend "significant additional resources to ensure Secretary Clinton's protection", the filing stated.

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Prosecutors Want "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli In Jail For Threatening Hillary Clinton

But still, lock HER up.

Earlier this week, Shkreli posted an inflammatory call to arms on Facebook in a post which has since been deleted.

"We take the matter seriously and intend to address the issue responsibly", Benjamin Brafman, a lawyer for Shkreli, said in an email Thursday night. Spend your resources investigating her, not me!

Citing this and other social media postings, prosecutors argued that Shkreli's "recent public conduct demonstrates that he can not meet his post-trial burden to show, by clear and convincing evidence, that he does not pose a danger to the community".

Shkreli is also apparently carrying out a grudge against the musical group Wu Tang Clan.

"I hope someone with a bigger heart for music can be found for this one-of-a-kind piece and makes it available for the world to hear", he added.

"Shkreli, who plans to challenge that conviction, remains free and living in his Manhattan apartment while awaiting his yet-to-be-scheduled sentencing", CNBC said.


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